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of america. >> for them to go after the u.n. not haveror who did o with benghazi and was spreading intelligence that received, to besmircher outrageous.is >> they are talking about our un rice, who cldan ofthe president's nomee cretary of state rate is a about on appeararance on talk shows theember 16 follolowing attacks in1 benghazi. krauthammer, our friend, -- he is inweek has beenveli -- this for weeks to he that it was a p phony a cover story in the run-up to the election. >> we don't know yet. maybe the intelligence committees have some notion, but we don't know yet. they are still conductinthe investigation within the state department. therere seems to have been 85 going on at once. i am not clear on whatappened. >> according to some members of commimittee, petraeus told the cia talking points benghazandn on referred to it as a attack, but petraeus that they said were r removed by agencies. >> i don't see thisis as the question, w whether for 24 or 4 48 hours we said was it t s attack in response to a wasn't -- the was should d the consulate, which is not an embassy,ut a con
theradictory comments on benghazi attack. to besmirch her reputation? is outrageous. when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she is an easy they have got a problem me. facing a second term, how can he improved especially for totics who say he has failed build effective relationships with leaders on the hill. >> i do not exempt myself from to do sums of reflection oursee if i can improve working relationship. the president was asked about mandates. that he hadny electionrough the results? was it was for look out for the middle class. to meet with mitt romney. testifys will in closed-door hearings on attacks in deadly could have been prevented. the news of the testimony comes as leaders met on capitol hill. they discussed the attacks in american ambassador and three other americans were killed. republicans in the senate came blasting the obama administration. more -- free americans died. been a week. havemerican people received nothing but statements from levels of our government. >> gop senors are calling for select committee to investigate the benghazi s.tack >> na
op, only thing here that is not a tee,000 total los. >> haven't been able to salvage up un,000 tetil now. we had to figure out. >> unbelievable. >> difference between when something flood. something gets mildewed. second floor, survives. and the fire just everything is gone. >> everything is gone. >> my hafeart breaks for the folks. >> the report from our new york station, wabc. the community devastated by fire, now one hoping to avoid the same fate. >> that's right, the bubbles in the water are the result of a liking natural gas line. that's what an abc news crew found yesterday. in the hard hit community of seaside heights, new jersey. residents were -- none too pleased though at the response. >> i don't know why there is not more trucks here right now. i mean, this is where we took the main shot. this is it. like, where, where were all the gas trucks. you got down the block. we got down the block. why can't we get gas trucks down the block. >> the fear is that a single spark could cause a devastating explosion and fire, like we saw earlier. the utility companies say they're doing
talking tough in defense of his u.n. ambassador and in advance of important economic talks with congress. >> mr. obama also commenting for the first time on the firestorm around his former cia chief. it is thursday, november 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, that hour-long news conference at the white house yesterday had a little bit of everything on plenty of hot button topics. good morning, everybody on this thursday. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we'll get to the president and the latest with the women, plural, in the petraeus scandal straight ahead. and we'll hear from mitt romney for the first time since his election defeat. what he is saying about obama campaign tactics raising a couple eyebrows. >>> then an inspiring story, the young lady who ran a long, a really, really long way. mostly barefoot on top of that. why she did it coming up. >> she is going to need a pedicure. >> bunion city. >>> are you hungry this morning? are you? >> always every morning. >> that's just it. >> fact of life on this shift. >> i have been doing cooking wi
hamas for rockets launched into israel. the u.n. security council held an emergency meeting. ultimately, no action taken. millions more did the death -- mourned the death of the hamas leader. an investigation under way over an apparent theft in the pittsburgh steelers locker room. the team says somebody stole mike shanahan's passport and about $3,700 in cash. and-become the team said the items were found -- initially the team said the items were found, but that is not the case. a green belt than this. after he says he was evicted from his home without any warning and while his stuff was on the streets, he fell victim to seeds. john gonzalez explains. >> this 36-year-old has lived here more than a year. he came home to this, finding all of his belongings out on the street. >> it clearly says november 19, 2012, trial date. he has been the victim, but he does not understand -- evicted but does not understand why. he admits he was laid on his rent, but records show he paid all of it except $30 in late fees he was to appear in court next week, but then came this. >> they got somebody to read
is referring to you ramp -- u.n. ambassador susan rice who said that because was unclear, referencing a spontaneous demonstration that grew out of control. but petraeus testified that cia talking points called it immediately a terrorist attack. he said that was removed for strategic reasons. the move was to avoid letting terrorist agencies know they were hot on their trail. >> he was asked if his resignation at any impact on his testimony, and he said no. >> basically, his resignation had nothing to do with the benghazi issue. >> the attacks still could have and should have been thwarted the staff better protected, some say, and they insist that calls for increased security should have been heeded. >> they add to our ability to make judgments about what is clearly a failure of intelligence. >> david petraeus added in telling lawmakers that security was so lax, protesters literally walked in and set fire to the consulate. >> thank you. more information on the two women at the center of the petraeus scandal. apparently they made visits to the white house. paula broadwell with whom he ad
taxes, the petraeus scandal and issues a blazing challenge to those criticizing his u.n. ambassador on benghazi. >> you want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >>> romney's revelation. what he said today about blacks, hispanics and why he thinks obama really won. >>> made in america. what a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? that small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and, fake out. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? if you see cheating, the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for t
emphatically when he leapt to the defense on susan rice, the u.n. ambassador. >> what this began has was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo. cairo, as you know, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: rice is now a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. top republicans led by senators john mccain and lindsey graham, they vowed to block her nomination. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> reporter: today, an obama smackdown. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and should i choose, if i think that she would be the best person to serve america, in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: but wait. isn't this supposed to be a moment for bipartisanship? as the country approaches the fiscal cliff at the end of the
layered on a disaster. new york and new jersey had just dried off after being u.n. dated. and now, a brand new storm and it's the last thing they need. for many, it's adding insult to injury. >> no one's ready for it again. nobody wants it again, i should say. >> reporter: all across the northeast, the wintry storm is dropping wet snow, sleet, rain and wind gusts that could reach 60 miles per hour. already, it's prompted coastline communities in new jersey to order mandatory evacuations. sandy could cost americans $50 billion in damage by earliest mafts. and much of the cleanup remains to be done. tonight, 675,000 people are still without power since last week's disaster. and hundreds of thousands displaced. the whole day started with high anxiety. new jersey governor chris christie urging hurricane survivors to be cautious and patient. >> you know, we may take a setback in the next 24 hours. you need to be prepared for that. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well, but this one, i can't control. >> reporter: in north jersey, buildings damaged by san
very critical of u.n. ambassador susan rice. you were critical in tv appearances right after the attack on september 11th. let's listen to that. >> either ambassador rice was deliberately misleading the american people or she showed and demonstrated such a lack of knowledge and sophistication that she shouldn't hold that position anymore. >> now, during friday's hearing, david petraeus, and we'll get to other incidents -- other news with david petraeus later, but david petraeus basically said he knew it was a terrorist attack and that those points were taken out of susan rice's talking points. so do you -- do you feel differently about susan rice now? >> no, first of all, as far as general petraeus, what was clear was that the intelligence community had this right, and they put together talking points, and somewhere after it left the intelligence community, some way in the administration there was language taken out. susan rice, i would hope if she's going to go on national television, is going to rely on more than unclassified talking points. she has -- >> but if the information wasn't
any talking points at all to susan rice the u.s. ambassador. and, i'm sorry, the u.n. ambassador for the u.s. and says he almost knew immediately this was a terror attack. what he tells congress behind closed doors today should be interesting to shedding some very credible light on what happened there. he was in charge at the time. visited, recently, even after, this whole scandal was coming to light. so, fascinating to be a flay on that wall today should be interesting. >> he is reportedly very eager to disseminate information and discovery over in libya and to share the time line of events as well. >> indeed. we will stay on top of that. >>> fighting between israel and palestinian has come to a temporary halt. israeli officials agreed to stop the wave of air strikes on gaza while the egyptian prime minister visits. >>> there is hope that egypt's leader will be able to broker some sort of truce between hamas and israelis. earlier 100 missiles landed in gaza bringing the death toll there to 19. >>> a record settlement for the worst environmental disaster in u.s. history. bp will
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >>
of tall for his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. lots of stuff going on and a lot of questions and answers. we will talk about how he plans to deal with the fiscal cliff and what he's saying about the scandal that cost david petraeus his job. those stories and more. we will see you at 6 in a few minutes. >> "modern family" is new when they go way for the weekend and phil is left home alone and his main priority is wearing the house to his ipad. >> i have a third showing cam gave me a free pass. >> if you could hear yourself. promise me will go outside and play. >> followed by the rest of our programs. >> our newest abc 7 app. you could wake up to the sounds of our voices. the new alarm clock that is available that provides news and weather updates. you can wake up with us. we all have alarm clocks apps. the i found -- iphone app is free. let's hear what doug has to say about the weather. >> the skies will be clear and it will be cold. ityou may have to scrape the frost of your windshield. 39 in st. mary's county in halloran. it has been below average. down to 39. 40's elsewhere. temperatures
: but that's not what the white house was saying, including u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, r references to al qaeda were edited out to protect classified source. what rice said on tv was consistent with those edited and declassified talking points. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points that the intelligence committee had all signed off on. that is very, very clear. >> reporter: the white house says that the intelligence community did the editing and a senior u.s. intelligence official tells abc news tonight that there was no political interference whatsoever. but as you can imagine, diane, some republicans on cap titol hl say they are not convinced. >> thank you so much, jon. and as you know, a fewew blocks away at the white house, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming f
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an education. millions of young girls have been inspired by malala. and the u.n. is now pushing for leaders in pakistan and everywhere to make girls' education a priority. >> the idea that a girl simply forgoing to school, or wanting to go to school, was shot by the taliban, is just so unspeakable. >> reporter: around the world, an estimated 32 million girls don't have access to an education. even malala's own classmate who was hurt in the attack, says she's too afraid to go back to school, praying for her best friend to come home. >> i pray for malala. >> reporter: it's a hope now shared by millions. muhammad lila, abc news, islamabad. >>> and the obama administration is extending a key deadline for its health care law. states have have at least an extra month to submit their plans for health insurance in stages. millions of americans are expected to get private coverage subsidized by the government. many states delayed their plans to see if president obama would be re-elected. he was. >>> and the u.s. supreme court will hear a challenge to the landmark law that protects against racial dis
that senate seat? so, we'll have to stay tuned for john kerry. and also, u.n. ambassador susan rice, who got into some trouble over libya and with what happened with libya. that's also in question. those are the two, top candidates. but we have to wait and see how the issues play out. >> in the meantime, the libya issue has been overhanging this election. allegations of a, quote, massive cover-up, by senator john mccain, about this administration's real refusal to put to rest this issue, before voting day. >> they didn't want to talk about it. everybody tried to pin them down on that. they did not want to talk about it. i think a lot of those questions will probably get cleared up with an investigation that's now going on. and there will probably be hearings, as well. >> and iran's huge. what we're going to do to that country and how we're going to handle that ongoing threat. >> iran is huge. you heard the israelis say there's only a small amount of time, maybe several months, before they could strike iran. i think president obama, what you see now, is president obama doing everything he can
the sex scandal before the committee tomorrow. >> he will not. the u.n. ambassador, susan rice, caught up in this. several republican senators said they would filibuster any attempt by the president to make her secretary of state. and yesterday, at his press conference, the president very forceful defending ambassador rice. take a look at this. >> she has done exemplary work. she has represented the united states in our interests in the united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: a very strong defense. of course, it was the intelligence community that briefed susan rice before she went out on all the sunday shows saying this might have started because of protests, george. >> working on cia talking points. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. questions on all of the big issues. but also on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> repor
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